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with malicious words; and not port of all men, and of the truth content there with, neither doth itself: yea, and we also bear rehe himself receive the brethren, cord; and ye know that our re

and forbiddeth them that would,"
and casteth then out of the
church.
11 Beloved, follow not that
which is evil, but that which is
good. He that doeth good is of
God: but he that doeth evil
hath not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good re-

1 Jude exhorteth Christians to constancy in the received faith; 4 he foretelleth the punishment of certain false teachers.

UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that i. should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out o the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

T The General Epistle of JUDE.

cord is true. 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: 14. But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hathreserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, in like manner, giving themselyes over to fornication, and É. after strange flesh, are set orth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, 'The Lord rebuke thee. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves, 11 Wo unto them for they have gone in the way of Cain. and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all; and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admira

ished in the gainsaying of Core. 17 But, beloved, remember 12 These are spots in your ye the words which were spoken feasts of charity, when they before of the apostles of our. feast with you, feeding them-Lord Jesus Christ; selves without fear: clouds they 18 How that they told you are without water, carried about there should be mockers in the of winds; trees whose fruit with-last time, who should walk after

tion because of advantage.

CHAP. I.

4 John's salutation to the seven churches....

7 The coming of Christ; 14 his glorious power and majesty.

HE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave un

their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building ourselves on }.} most holy , praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be o and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3. Blessed is he that readeth,

and they that hear the words of

to him, to shew unto his ser-this prophecy, and keep those vants things which must shortly things which are written therecome to pass; and he sent and in : for the time is at hand.

signified it by his angel unto his servant John :

4 John to the seven church

es which are in Asia:

Grace be unto you, and peace, and unto Philadelphia, and unfrom him which is, and which to Laodicea, was, and which is to come; and 12 And I turned to see the from the seven Spirits which voice that spake with me. And are before his throne ; being turned, I saw seven golden 5 And from Jesus Christ, who candlesticks; is the faithful Witness, and the 13 And in the midst of the first-begotten of the dead, and seven candlesticks one like unto the Prince of the kings of the the Son of man, clothed with earth. Unto him that loved us, a garment down to the foot, and and washed us from our sins girt about the paps with a golin his own blood, den girdle. 6 And hath made us kings 14 His head and his hairs were and priests, unto God and his white like wool, as white as Father; to him be glory and do-snow; and his eyes were as a minion for ever and ever. flame of fire; Amen. 15 And his feet like unto 7 Behold, he cometh with fine brass, as if they burned in clouds; and every eye shall see a furnace; and his voice as the him, and they also which pierced sound of many waters. him : and all kindreds of the 16 And he had in his right earth shall wail because of him. hand seven stars: and out of his Even so, Amen. mouth went a sharp two-edged 8 I am Alpha and Omega, sword: and his countenance was the beginning and the ending, as the sun shinethin his strength. saith the Lord, which is, and 17 And when I saw him, I fell which was, and which is to at his feet as dead. And he laid come, the Almighty. |his right hand upon me, sayof John, who also am youring unto me, Fear not; 1 am the brother, and companion in tribu- first and the last : lation, and in the kingdom and 18 I am he that liveth, and patience of Jesus Christ, was in was dead; and behold, I am alive

the isle that is called Patmos, for
the word of God, and for the tes-
timony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the
Lord's day, and heard behind
me a great voice, as of a trum-
pet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and
Omega, the first and the last :
and, What thou seest, write in
a book, and send it unto the sev-
en churches which are in Asia;
unto Ephesus, and unto Smyr-
na, and unto Pergamos, and un-
to Thyatira, and unto Sardis,

for evermore, Amen; and have
the keys of hell and of
death.
19 Write the things which
thou hast seen, and the thin
which are, and the things whic
shall be hereafter ;
20 The mystery of the seven
stars which thou sawest in my
right hand,and the seven golden
candlesticks. The seven stars
are the angels of the seven
churches: and the seven can-
dlesticks which thou sawest are
the seven churches,

CHAP. II.

1 What John was commanded to write to the angels of the churches of Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 and Thyatira. UN TO the angel of the church of Ephesus write : These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil; and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not; and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works ; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will, remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive ; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blas

phemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satant 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and yeshall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death. 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write ; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges: 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is : and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith

unto the churches: To him that overcoineth will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth, saving he that receiveth it. 18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are: like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the sirst : 20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

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25 But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 (And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:) even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning-star.

29 ñe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

CHAP. III.

1 What John was commanded to write to the angels of the churches of Sardis, 7 Philadelphia, 14 and Laodicea.

ANP unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch I will come on thee as a thies, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out

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